Posted March 22, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Matt Forte
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Matt Forte took to Twitter today to express his frustration with the Bears signing Michael Bush. What will the club do now that they’ve disrespected the team’s best offensive player, again?

Matt Forte Has Every Right to Feel Disrespected by the Chicago Bears

Matt Forte has had enough, and he is making his opinions well known to the Chicago Bears. Forte has meant everything to the Bears’ offense since being drafted out of Tulane University four years ago. He has rushed for over 4,200 yards over his first four seasons in the NFL, and has also caught over 200 passes for almost 2,000 yards. He is the epitome of a dual threat...

Someone Please Pay Matt Forte - We Expect A Hold Out.

Matt Forte went off a bit on Twitter after it was announced that the Bears had signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14-million contract (with $7 million guaranteed).  Forte, who has been placed under the franchise tag, is set to make $7.74 million in 2012, which is a $7 million dollar raise from last year!  If I was Forte I would be pissed as well.  He is arguably a top 5 NFL...

Matt Forte seemingly upset with Bears over Michael Bush signing

Prior to suffering a knee injury late in the season last year, Matt Forte was arguably the most valuable running back in the league. The Bears ran their entire offense through him, and he was one of the only pieces keeping them afloat. To Forte’s credit, he expressed some frustration with the team over his lack of contract discussions but remained relatively quiet and continued...

Forte not happy with Bush signing

On Thursday, the Bears signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14M deal, and when their incumbent back heard the news, he took to Twitter to voice his frustrations. 

Matt Forte feels ” disrespected” by the Michael Bush signing.

To follow up our recent story on Michael Bush going to Chicago, it looks like he won’t find a lot of love in the locker room. His fellow RB Matt Forte who is trying to work out a long-term deal with the Bears after being franchised just tweeted the following. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story.

Why Matt Forte Should Be Pissed

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the way the Chicago Bears are handling their star running back is just not smart. Matt Forte has been one of the league's premier backs the past two seasons. With other star's around the league getting paid big bucks, the Bears for whatever reason are not investing the money in Forte. Instead each season, the Bears have invested...

Matt Forte is not happy about Bears signing Michael Bush

Thursday the Chicago Bears signed free agent running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 mil contract to solidify their back field. Bush is a power runner with deceptive speed and should be a nice addition for Chicago. Only problem is, the Bears already have pro-bowler Matt Forte as their starter and Forte has been [...]

We’ve Got Bush!!

I will fly in the Windy City T...   Bush-Wacked Michael Bush signs with the Bears and gives them a phenomenal 1-2 punch with incumbent starter Matt Forte.  Matt Forte has been waiting….and waiting….and waiting for a big time deal.  Hell, the dude is 50 plus % of the Bears offense and probably deserves a big deal.  Not like the franchise tag is going to leave him without...

Matt Forte's contract situation seems to mirror Lance Briggs' negotiations

Matt Forte expressed some dismay about the Bears signing Michael Bush to a four year contract extension that gave Bush the same guaranteed money that Forte receives for his franchise year.  Forte has quietly been expressing drips of displeasure for nearly a year now.  The Bears have been trying to sign Forte to an extension for the past year but have been pretty stubborn in their...

Bears' Forte upset over Bush signing

The Chicago Bears' decision to sign running back Michael Bush Thursday appears to have upset Pro Bowl starter Matt Forte. Bush, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal, with $7 million guaranteed, according to the Chicago Tribune. The signing gives the team depth behind Forte, who has voiced frustrations over not receiving a long-term contract...


A proven performer, Forte seeks a new contract for his body of work as the Bears leading rusher and go-to guy. That word loyalty (or lack thereof) has certainly been a buzz word lately in sports. The latest example occurred Thursday in Chicago after the Bears announced the signing of running back MICHAEL BUSH to a four-year, $14 million deal. Pro Bowl RB and Bears starter MATT FORTE...

Bears Sign Bush To A Four-Year Deal, Matt Forte Isn’t Pleased With the Move

The Bears inked the top free-agent running back available today in Michael Bush. Bush was signed to a four-year deal worth $14 million, $7 million is guaranteed in his contract. Does this mean the Bears would be willing to part ways with Forte after this season? No it certainly doesn’t. It means the Bears are adding insurance just in case Forte decides to leave after this season...
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